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Space Sciences and Astronomy


The aims of the Institute are the following:

  • to promote research in astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology as an interdisciplinary subject amalgamating science, engineering and ICT;

  • to promote synergies between Faculties, Institutes and Centres in the teaching of astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology at the University, including supervision of dissertations in relevant areas;

  • to promote the scientific method in engineering, science and ICT projects;

  • to conduct research in engineering and ICT solutions for large science experiments including CERN and the SKA;

  • to collaborate with individuals and institutions, both local and foreign, including Oxford, Cambridge and MIT;

  • to raise public awareness in astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology, through public talks, evening courses and observing nights in conjunction with the Malta Astronomical society;

  • to teach Engineering and ICT skills within a scientific environment at a postgraduate level including both taught Masters course and PhD.

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Last Updated: 27 August 2014

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